Item description for Reality Therapy: A New Approach to Psychiatry (Colophon Books) by MD William Glasser & Glasser...
Overview Explains the philosophy and procedures of the newer therapeutic method that emphasizes the individual's acceptance of reality and of responsibility for his or her behavior
Publishers Description Glasser's classic bestseller, with more than 500,000 copies sold, examines his alternative to Freudian psychoanalytic procedures, explains the procedure, contrasts it to conventional treatment, and describes different individual cases in which it was successful.
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Studio: Harper Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 12, 2014
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
ISBN 0060904143 ISBN13 9780060904142 UPC 099455012003
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More About MD William Glasser & Glasser
William Glasser, MD, (1925 2013) was a world-renowned psychiatrist who lectured widely and trained thousands of counselors in his Choice Theory and Reality Therapy approaches. The former president of the William Glasser Institute in Los Angeles, his numerous books have sold almost two million copies to date.
William Glasser lived in Los Angeles, in the state of California. William Glasser was born in 1925 and died in 2013.
Reviews - What do customers think about Reality Therapy: A New Approach to Psychiatry (Colophon Books)?
A motivating and practical approach Apr 28, 2008
I was privileged, as part of Florida's modernization of its state programs to serve youngsters in trouble and especially those who were "in the correctional system", to have heard Dr. Glasser present and demonstrate the principles in this book, his previous work, "Mental Health and Mental Illness", and his third publication, "Schools Without Failure".
I was further privileged to work with his resource team initiating a "Schools Without Failure" training to teachers in a public school system while I supervised a nearby camp for young delinquents.
I have found his coaching and these principles to be of central importance to me over the last thirty years whether counseling troubled youth, consulting with professionals, or coaching Mainland Chinese students in the vagaries of English language. I have spent very few days without directly referring to at least one of the principles he taught. My favorite, from Reality Therapy, is "never give up".
Turned my world inside-out!!!! Jan 4, 2006
Great book!!!!! This book essentially changed my theoretical orientation, my view of psychological disorder and institutionalization!! If you are in the helping professions or are studying to be, this book should be part of your requisite reading. Furthermore, regardless of one's theoretical leaning (behavioralist, cognitive-behavioralist, person-cenetered, existential, structural, etc.), helping professionals can benefit greatly from this book. Try it!!!!
ONE OF THE MOST PRACTICAL BOOKS I'VE READ Jul 7, 2002
I read this book at a time when I was dealing with some very difficult people in my life. It helped me to see ways that I could change my own way of dealing with difficult people in constructive ways.
In particular, the thing that stuck most with me was the importance of taking responsibility for my own actions, and holding others accountable in appropriate ways.
And yes, his book helped A LOT in dealing with difficult people.
I have since read another one of Glasser's books and plan to read as many as I can. HIS BOOK IS A CLASSIC.
You won't be disappointed.
A classic of practical psychotherapy and self-help May 29, 2000
Glasser's Reality Therapy is one of the recognized modern approaches to psychotherapy. This was his seminal work on the subject with practical cases from his experience in an institution with troubled teenage girls. The development of his thinking in this book is a good introduction to his later books on the subject. Easy to read, very practical in outlook and a relief from the obscure Freudian approaches. not to take anything away from the breakthrough that Freud brought to the entire subject of mental state.
Are you tired of excuses? Aug 18, 1999
People no longer have an excuse when they start to find out they have the power to choose. Understanding is fine, but it doesn't propel you forward. Please if you are sick of spinning your tires in the mud of the past and want to get unstuck, take a reality check. If you don't want to grow up, don't read this book. Don't waste your time reading this book if you don't want to take action.